RE: tangents and their respective equations

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg31870] RE: [mg31846] tangents and their respective equations*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 05:51:47 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Manuel, I don't think so. There are an infinity of different curves that can go through a point and have the same tangent at that point. Just take a piece of paper and start drawing and you will see that. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ > From: Manuel Avalos [mailto:manuel at voicenet.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > > Hi everyone: > > I am trying to find the equation of a curve given its tangent and an > arbitrary point. Is there a mathematica solution for this? > For example: If I give you the tangent to a curve: -4+11x at x =2, > Is it possible to derive the equation of the curve from that tangent? > Thanks for whatever. > Manuel >